Monday, June 1st 2009

BFG Announces 100 Day Power Supply Trade Up Program

BFG Technologies, Inc., the leading North American and European supplier of advanced NVIDIA-based 3D graphics cards, power supplies, and the Phobos High-Performance Gaming/Home Theater System, announced today the BFG 100 Day Power Supply Trade Up Program. The program is designed to give BFG customers a one time opportunity to exchange their current BFG power supply within 100 days of the original date of purchase for an upgraded model and only pay the difference in price, plus applicable shipping and taxes.

The new Power Supply Trade Up Program continues BFG Technologies’ trend of adding innovative features and value-added services to their product offerings. BFG was the first company to offer round-the-clock free technical support and a lifetime warranty on all of their graphics cards. The company was also the first to give consumers an increase in performance right out of the box with their OC line of factory overclocked graphics cards. In 2008, the company introduced the well-received BFG 100 Day Graphic Card Trade Up Program.

“The BFG Power Supply Trade Up Program is one more way we can provide our customers with valuable product enhancements and services that extend their technology investment,” said John Malley, senior director of marketing for BFG Technologies. “Customers can confidently purchase a BFG power supply today knowing that their investment will be protected if newer power supplies are launched soon after. The BFG Power Supply Trade Up program will also provide customers an opportunity to upgrade to a model more suited to their performance needs—whether that is more wattage, better efficiency, a modular version, or a combination of these features.”

The BFG Power Trade Up program applies to BFG power supplies purchased after June 1, 2009. While the program is currently only available to U.S. and Canadian customers, BFG will offer the program in other countries as becomes feasible to do so. Certain terms and conditions apply. For more information about the BFG Power Supply Trade Up program, visit this page.

Special Limited Time Offer
The new program will normally only apply to BFG power supplies purchased on or after June 1, 2009. However, until June 12, 2009, BFG Technologies is allowing customers to trade in their currently eligible and working BFG power supply for an upgraded model, providing the customer purchased the unit on or after January 1, 2009 and can provide proof of purchase. See this page for details.
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8 Comments on BFG Announces 100 Day Power Supply Trade Up Program

#1
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
what the hell??? this doesnt make sense. isnt it your responsibility to make sure that your PSU has enough juice to power whatever you want it to when u buy it?? a bit of a waste of time IMHO

"OH i want to step up because I bought this psu to power a Nvidia MX440 but now ive gone 4870x2 crossfire"
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Jizzler
A lot can change in 100 days.

Couple refurbed 9800GTX+'s at a price the Folders here couldn't turn down. Case change, change to modular setup, etc.

Not so much for me personally, though. I'd rather keep my previous PSU to pass off to another system, build another machine around it, etc.
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#3
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I agree Jizzler then again if you are like the majority, new sparkly shiny things are a must to get.
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#4
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: WarEagleAU
I agree Jizzler then again if you are like the majority, new sparkly shiny things are a must to get.
but with a PSU its a long term investment - if not then it is advised to. (Ive had my Antec truepower 850ww Quattro 2 years & Ive only just started pushing it with crossfire) PSUs arent cheap & its one of them items that if u can get away with salvaging it from an older rig - it could save you £90-100. you dont buy a PSU that does the job 'now' you buy a PSU that will do the job now & for the next 1-2 years at least.

& about shiny things?? how often does PSU technology take a leap?? very little changes. they might have high quality caps & other internal components but to my knowledge their just the same.


My $2
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#5
gr8golf
by: FreedomEclipse
what the hell??? this doesnt make sense. isnt it your responsibility to make sure that your PSU has enough juice to power whatever you want it to when u buy it?? a bit of a waste of time IMHO

"OH i want to step up because I bought this psu to power a Nvidia MX440 but now ive gone 4870x2 crossfire"
Buyers remorse? I may step up my ES-800 to a modular PSU.
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#6
daragez
well, thanks for the info!....
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#7
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: gr8golf
Buyers remorse? I may step up my ES-800 to a modular PSU.
buyers remorse? the only people who will benefit most of this scheme are people are the same type of people that go into places like PCworld (Best buy?) & John Lewis & buy pre-built machines with the aid of useless assistants that will claim any random low/mid end machine is 'extreme' grade just to get a sale - those people who arent too computer savy that buy a new PSU without knowing that they really need & step it up rather then go for a refund. but I doubt even they would know about the step up program unless one of their more techheaded friends told them about it.
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#8
jonnyGURU
I'm not seeing it the way you guys are seeing it at all....

A lot changes in the graphics card realm in 100 days. New cards come out, prices on "older" cards drop.

Say you bought one card almost 100 days ago and the prices drop to a point where you can now afford to buy a second. Say you only have a 550W power supply. Now you can trade up to a 1000W or a 1200W.

Also, this coincides with graphics card trade up programs. Say you have a 450W PSU and a graphics card that only needs that much power. But now you're thinking about using a trade-up program to upgrade the graphics card to something that the 450W power supply can't handle. No problem! Upgrade the PSU as well. Trade in the 450W and only pay the difference.
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